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cannula

Pronunciation: kan′yū-lă

Definition: A tube that can be inserted into a cavity, usually by means of a trocar filling its lumen; after insertion of the cannula, the trocar is withdrawn and the cannula remains as a channel for the transport of fluid or passage of instruments.

[L. dim. of canna, reed]

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